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Compare 70/9 and 21/60

1st number: 7 7/9, 2nd number: 21/60

70/9 is greater than 21/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 60 is 180

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 20 = 180,
    70/9 = 70 × 20/9 × 20 = 1400/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    21/60 = 21 × 3/60 × 3 = 63/180
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 1400/180 > 63/180 or 70/9 > 21/60

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